rss

Category: Leicester

0

Premiership 2017-18: team-by-team review of the rugby union season

Cool-headed Exeter shone without setting hearts racing, as Saracens and Wasps slipped while injuries dominatedFinal league position: 1st Continue reading…

0

Sale hopes of a Champions Cup place ended by George Ford’s salvo

• Sale 13-35 Leicester• Ford takes control in the second half to deflate the home sideThis was a bizarre frolic to end the season for two sides with Europe on their minds. Despite the unbroken sunshine, the floodlights were switched on 20 minutes into …

0

Premiership team of the season: from Henry Trinder to Donncha O’Callaghan | Robert Kitson

As the Premiership regular season draws to a close, Wasps, Worcester and Exeter provide three players apieceTwenty-one try assists in 19 games, as well as four tries, reflect the South African’s influence on Wasps’ attacking game. The Springboks are re…

0

Dan Cole looks to Europe after telling Leicester a few home truths

England forward says the Tigers deserved to miss out on the play-offs for the first time in 14 years and demands they secure a Champions Cup spot at SaleDan Cole is not one to waste words. As the Leicester and England prop reflects on his first season …

0

Tom Youngs confident Leicester can triumph in must-win showdown

Leicester have never failed to qualified for the Premiership play-offs but defeat to Newcastle on Friday would all but end that recordLeicester have never failed to qualify for the Premiership play-offs since the current system was introduced in 2005-0…

0

Rugby union: talking points from the weekend’s Premiership action

A clean-up job awaits John Kingston’s heir, Gary Graham shines again and Kitchener’s tumble leaves Gopperth the fall-guyHarlequins have been linked with so many coaches since the announcement last week that John Kingston will leave at the end of the se…

0

Northampton deal a big blow to Leicester’s top-four hopes

• Leicester 21-27 Northampton• Stephen Myler kicks 12 points in Saints victoryNorthampton’s coaching consultant, Alan Gaffney, wondered before the match whether some of his players had switched off early: as early as October, it could be argued given t…

0

Ellis Genge: ‘I was a lot angrier when I was 18 than I am now’

Leicester’s aggressive prop has returned from surgery fit and firing and says his reputation for losing his temper is unjustifiedEllis Genge wants to set the record straight. The Leicester and England prop does not care for statistics but one in partic…

0

Leicester’s Ben Youngs: ‘It definitely feels like I dodged a bullet’

England scrum-half is delighted to have avoided knee surgery and to be fit for a comeback in Saturday’s game against NorthamptonIf the enduring image of England’s opening Six Nations victory in Italy was a quartet of Exeter players deep in celebration…

0

Rugby union: talking points from the weekend’s Premiership action

Ellis Genge impresses in the heat of battle, Saracens end tough week on a high and Marland Yarde spearheads Sale’s late pushLoosehead prop is not a problem position for England with Mako Vunipola backed up by Joe Marler, but Beno Obano and Ellis Genge …

0

Sione Kalamafoni shows his class as Leicester launch comeback at Bath

• Bath 19-34 Leicester• Visitors overturn 13-10 deficit with dominant second-half showingThe clash of styles at Twickenham was won by the set-piece prowess of Leicester who used their overwhelming superiority up front to record their fifth league victo…

0

Brad Barritt back from injury in time to lead Saracens against Leinster

• Saracens captain had metal plate put in cheek on Tuesday• Champions Cup quarter-final is in Dublin on SundayBrad Barritt will lead Saracens in their Champions Cup quarter-final against Leinster after displaying miraculous powers of recovery from a br…

0

Rugby union: talking points from the weekend’s Premiership action

Bath are facing catastrophe, Ellis Genge offers grounds for English optimism and Josh McNally makes a poignant returnAnother home defeat in the Premiership for Bath, whose season is now in grave danger of unravelling. It may have taken a late Joe Simmo…

0

Leicester lose Tuilagi to injury but gain thrilling victory over Wasps

• Leicester 16-15 Wasps• George Ford guides Tigers home after early setbackManu Tuilagi’s hopes of making his England return on the summer tour of South Africa have been dealt a significant blow after he sustained the latest in a long line of injuries …

0

Matt Toomua’s try turns game Leicester’s way against Harlequins

• Leicester 33-18 Harlequins• Toomua sprinted 25 metres to line after a dummyIt was the 20th anniversary of the sacking of Bob Dwyer as Leicester’s director of rugby and there was a point in the second half when it seemed his compatriot Matt O’Connor w…

0

England’s Ben Youngs: ‘We train to be adaptable, robust and bullet-proof’

Eight years after making his England debut in the Six Nations Youngs is still battling Danny Care for a starting spot at scrum-half but says the rivalry with his great friend is inspiringIt is eight years since Ben Youngs made his England debut in the …

0

Rugby union: talking points from the weekend’s European action

Saracens became the only Premiership club to gain a European Champions Cup quarter-final place, Scarlets were the comeback kids and injuries made grim viewing for GatlandWasps must be kicking themselves for their late capitulation at Harlequins the pre…

0

Wasps win salvages English interest but big picture remains bleak | Robert Kitson

Saracens have their former local rivals to thank as they scrape into quarter-finals but Scarlets are the real ones to watchIn the end it could have been worse. At no stage in the history of European club rugby have England’s clubs endured a leaner pool…

0

European Champions Cup: pool-by-pool guide to the weekend games

• Leinster’s Seán O’Brien to miss start of Six Nations after hip operation• Liam Williams starts for Saracens in make-or-break trip to OspreysChris Robshaw is absent from the Harlequins team to face Wasps after picking up what the club have described a…

0

Rugby union: talking points from the weekend’s Premiership action

Manu Tuilagi needs more time to recapture his best form while Wales’s Josh Adams is at the top of his game and will deserve a first Six Nations call-upBecause it is Manu Tuilagi, the question had to be asked, but if he were picked for England now it wo…